Social Links: Fortifying Cybersecurity through OSINT Solutions

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According to IBM’s latest data breach report, unwarranted cyber-attacks costs rose from USD 3.86 million to 4.24 million in 2021. These figures are bound to grow further as enterprises across the world are migrating customer, transaction, and debit/credit card data onto the cloud, exposing private information to new forms of cybercrime attacks. These technological shortcomings have paved the way for equally exceptional cyber security professionals such as Social Links to investigate cyber-crimes through their Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) solutions. The company leverages artificial intelligence models to define threats, detect data breaches, improve the incident response time, provide a holistic visualization of cyber-attacks and anticipate future breaches with a sense of ease and autonomy.

Social Links automates data collection and analysis from social media, Darknet and blockchain networks, enabling data-driven decisions and investigations that safeguard users from potential attacks. The firm has successfully connected over 500 open-sources that helps cybersecurity professionals conduct and accelerate the investigation process and plugging data breaches before they occur.

“No one can guarantee the prevention of cyber-attacks, but what we can provide to our users is the ability to detect breaches immediately and react to the incident, minimizing the damage” says Andrey Kulikov, CEO of Social Links.

The average time incurred to detect and mitigate data breaches, according to the IMB report, is over one year. During this time, the stolen data could be sold to potential buyers, criminals, terrorists or made public, which could be catastrophic for individuals as well as organizations. Social links, through constant monitoring of the clients’ cyber infrastructure, identifies weak points and detects leaks – in order to limit the damage – within a short span of time.
Recognizing the proliferation of the cryptocurrency market, Social Links is developing technologies and frameworks, which will aid users in the visualization and investigation of money laundering and financial fraud activities. The merging of crypto currencies with orthodox financial markets and commercial banks act as laundering tools for scammers and threat actors capable of authorizing anonymous transactions; some of these fraudulent activities can be linked to terrorism and could carry the potential to cripple the economy. Preventing such transactions, Social Link’s portfolio of solutions—inclusive of SL Professional, SL Private Platform and similar utility driven tools—traces digital assets to aid users in deanonymizing criminals and identifying financial fraudsters as well as money launderers.

No one can guarantee the prevention of cyber-attacks, but what we can provide to our users is the ability to detect breaches immediately and react to the incident, minimizing the damage

Additionally, Social Links’s OSINT solutions provides customers the ability to attain synergy, as internal and open-source data are collated on one single application. Customers, making use of the collated information, can ‘connect the dots’ to identify threats and locate specific targets in an automated manner which otherwise could turn out to be a herculean task, involving several experts and expending valuable resources. Providing the complete process of analysis, extraction, and visualization of the data, Social Links has been one step ahead of their competition in the market, infusing granularity to investigative workflows.

To place a foothold in the market, Social Links is fostering an enterprise-grade solution known as the SL Private platform, which is developed for big enterprises – with Security Operation Centers (SOC) – involving high levels of compliance in terms of security and storage of sensitive data. Installed on premise, the solution will provide users with a wide range of search methods. The firm is capable of tailoring services to the needs of the client, and does so with a finesse that is incomparable in the industry, whether it’s for corporate security departments looking to detect financial fraud or law enforcement agencies seeking to detect and track down targets.
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Company
Social Links

Headquarters
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Management
Andrey Kulikov, CEO

Description
Applying artificial intelligence models to data extracted from more than 500 open sources, Social Links develops solutions to collect, analyze and visualize data enabling cybersecurity professionals to define threats, detect data breaches, improve the incident response time, and provide clients with a holistic visualization of cyber-attacks. Recognizing the proliferation of the cryptocurrency market, Social Links is developing technologies and frameworks, which will aid users in the visualization and investigation of money laundering and financial fraud activities.